What You Need to Know About Cancers
Cancers are some of the most deadly diseases on the planet. That being said, there are many precautionary measures that you can take to improve your overall health, while reducing your risk of diagnosis. Below are some of the most common cancers in the world. Maintaining regular screenings, as guided by a medical professional, can save your life. Learn what you can do to help your long term cancer prognosis.
- 40: Discuss your options with your doctor
- 45-55: Annual Mammograms
- 55+: Talk to your doctor about having screenings done every 2 years
- 21-65: All women, or individuals with an intact cervix should be screened every 3 years
- 45-75: Regular screenings.
- 76- 84: Discuss your options with your doctor
- 85+: Screenings are no long recommended beyond 85!
- Current or Former Smoker: Within the last 15 years. AND
- Heavy Smoker: Have smoked 30 pack years
- 1 pack/day for 30 years
- 2 packs/day for 15 years
- 3 packs a day for 10 years, etc. AND
- Age: 55-80
- 40: Those with two immediate family members who have prostate cancer
- 45: African American Individuals or those who have an immediate family member that has been diagnosed with prostate cancer
- 50: All men